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It’Sugar to expand via strategic partnership with Star Avenue Capital

BY Staff Writer

New York — Star Avenue Capital announced that it has acquired a minority ownership position in It’Sugar, Deerfield Beach, Fla., a growing specialty candy and gift chain. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Star Avenue is partnering with It’Sugar CEO and founder Jeff Rubin and existing investor Prentice Consumer Partners to provide the resources and strategic guidance to support the brand’s rapid expansion. The company currently has over 50 retail locations across 13 states and four international markets.

“In Star Avenue I found a partner that not only shares my creative vision for It’Sugar but one that has a unique ability to help me achieve my mission of turning It’Sugar into a global brand that reminds us all that sometimes we need to indulge in the simple pleasures to enjoy life,” said Jeff Rubin. “Star Avenue’s exclusive relationships and access to resources will allow the It’Sugar brand to engage our customers in new, creative, and exciting ways as we continue to expand.”

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P.Rogers says:
Mar-20-2013 05:51 am

There might be some changes
There might be some changes that will take place because of this acquisition. But without a doubt, it will be to increase the growth for sure. - Michael Courouleau

P.Rogers says:
Mar-20-2013 05:51 am

There might be some changes that will take place because of this acquisition. But without a doubt, it will be to increase the growth for sure. - Michael Courouleau

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Tourneau selects YCD Multimedia’ s digital signage platform to create unique customer experience

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — YCD Multimedia announced that watch retailer Tourneau, has selected YCD’s C-nario Messenger digital signage platform as the engine behind a unique video display in its new concept store in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, Calif. The integrator was Media Services Worldwide, a U.S. provider of design, integration and installation services.


The video display comprises four screens in a row, displaying synchronized content of clips and images across the entire configuration. The video display is part of Tourneau’s new store design, making the process of watch-shopping more inviting and interactive, departing from the traditional "behind the counter" client/sales relationship to a more personalized experience.


The new installation joins another implementation of C-nario Messenger at Tourneau’s Tconcept store on Madison Avenue in New York City. This store includes YCD-based four video walls. The watch retailer also plans to implement YCD’s platform in its store on 57th Street in New York.

“Using sophisticated video displays is part of our effort to modernize the experience of watch purchasing,” said Jason Filiano, IT manager, Tourneau NY. “Our reputation is based on more than 100 years of high quality, excellent service and satisfied customers. Adopting new technologies for our stores is another milestone in providing the best customer experience.”

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N.Debolt says:
Mar-14-2013 09:20 am

The signage with channel
The signage with channel letters is a unique products of 2013 for the customer service deals for incomparable things that they didn't saw from other company.

N.Debolt says:
Mar-14-2013 09:20 am

The signage with channel letters is a unique products of 2013 for the customer service deals for incomparable things that they didn't saw from other company.

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Griffin Technology chooses Revel Systems Ipad POS solution for U.S.-based stores

BY Marianne Wilson

San Francisco — Revel Systems, a provider of iPad point-of-sale solutions, announced that its cloud-based POS system has been chosen by Griffin Technology and is now live in its five United States-based MicroStores.

Revel Systems’ POS solution connects the retail locations through its cloud-based system so that data can be easily pulled in real-time, a major benefit over other server-based solutions.

"Griffin prides itself on being a technology innovator, so we had very high expectations for every aspect of our new MicroStores," said Jeff Herrick, Information Systems Manager at Griffin Technology. "After reviewing our vendor options, we found Revel Systems’ iPad point-of-sale systems to be the most customizable solution, especially with the convenient integration to our existing back-end system. We’ve truly enjoyed the POS installation with Revel and are quite satisfied with the end result at our MicroStores."

The Griffin MicroStores, which opened in San Jose, Seattle, San Francisco, Nashville and Annapolis, are Griffin’s first U.S.-based stores and currently have the Revel POS systems live with plans to expand to additional Griffin stores in 2013.

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P.Rogers says:
Mar-20-2013 05:56 am

This is interesting. I have
This is interesting. I have been waiting for this news some time now.Good to hear that it's finally operating. - Michael Courouleau

P.Rogers says:
Mar-20-2013 05:56 am

This is interesting. I have been waiting for this news some time now.Good to hear that it's finally operating. - Michael Courouleau

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